United Methodist Churchof Westlake Village

A Caring Christian Community

Your First Visit

Entrance to United Methodist Church of Westlake Village

When you visit UMCWV, we want you to feel right at home as soon as you walk onto our campus. Here’s what you can expect:

Parking
The parking lot has entrances off Westlake Blvd. and off Hampshire Rd. Follow the signs to the area just outside the patio and main entrance. It includes handicap-accessible spaces near the Meditation Garden.

A Warm Personal Greeting
Pastor Gary Dickey, Pastor Brian Long and/or one of our Welcoming Team members will greet you at the entrance on the patio before the service begins. Everyone is warmly welcomed.

Finding Your Way
The sanctuary is to the left as you approach the patio. If you are looking for the nursery, toddler room, Sunday School classrooms or the restrooms, a pastor or greeters will be glad to direct you. We have signs on the buildings to guide you, and in the portable display board as well.

Child Friendly
Our hope is that your child will have the best possible experience while in our care. Adults will care for your child while you attend Sunday School or Worship. Our childcare workers and volunteers are loving, competent people who truly enjoy their ministry of being responsible for your child during this time.

A limited number of pagers are available for parents who wish to use them. Health and Safety Guidelines are outlined in a Welcome to the Nursery & Toddler Room pamphlet, located in several places around the church campus.

The Nursery is for children under 3 years and is available during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. (Older children go to their age-appropriate Sunday School classrooms at 9 a.m.) Child Care (Rm. 4 in the Christian Education Building) is available for 3-5 year olds during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Every United Methodist Church has a Safe Sanctuaries Policy “to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and youth.” Our church is a Safe Sanctuary Church for Children and Youth. Parents will be asked to sign their children in and out of nursery and child care.

Staying Informed
Our main lobby (narthex) and Information Stand contain brochures with current ministry materials and information about upcoming events. The church also publishes a monthly newsletter, The Covenant. Copies are available on the Information Stand and can be viewed or printed from the Covenant Newsletter and Monthly Calendar buttons on the right side of each page.

A Comfortable Environment
We strive to provide an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. Come as you are!

A Weekly Order of Service & Announcements
Our ushers will give you a “bulletin” when you arrive. In it you will find ample information to guide you through the worship service, as well as information about current program activities.

Open Communion
Communion is open to all and is served every week during the 8 a.m. service and usually the first Sunday of the month at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services.

Coffee Cart & Munchies
Snacks and goodies are provided on Hospitality Sunday, usually the second Sunday of each month.

Friendly Follow-up
If you provide your name, address and phone number in the red pew register, you will receive a follow-up contact from the pastor with an invitation to join us again!